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Call 2017: Operating grants

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A call for proposal for operating grants (call identifier: HP-FPA-2017) was open from 28/03/2017 to 15/06/2017 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

Operating grants may be awarded to non-governmental bodies that pursue one or more of the specific objectives of the Health Programme.

The present call for proposals is launched for the conclusion of four-year framework partnership agreements (FPA) covering the years 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, in particular, but not limited to, the following priority areas:

  • prevention and health determinants;
  • chronic diseases;
  • cancer;
  • dementia;
  • rare diseases;
  • HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis;
  • access to healthcare;
  • substances of human origin.

It is expected that these non-governmental bodies assist the Commission with the information and advice necessary for the development of health policies and the implementation of the Health Programme objectives and priorities. It is also expected that non-governmental bodies will work on increased health literacy and promotion of healthy life styles, the organisation of science policy conferences and contribute to the optimisation of healthcare activities and practices by providing feedback from and facilitating communication with patients thus empowering them.

The Commission also encourages these non-governmental bodies to work together with the European Solidarity Corps, where appropriate.

Important: the call for operating grants is open for applications by a single entity only and only non-governmental bodies are eligible.

Proposals shall be submitted electronically via the Electronic Exchange System of the EU Research & Innovation Participant Portal.

How to apply

The call is based on the Third Programme for the Union's action in the field of Health (2014-2020) and its 2017 Work Programme.

For submitting a proposal for an operating grant the electronic submission system of the HORIZON 2020 Programme will be used. More information will be available when the call is launched.

If your organization is not in the electronic registration system for the FP 7 / HORIZON 2020 and other Programmes i.e. you do not have a 9-digit PIC-number (participant identification code), please register.

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